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Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Everest Base Camp Trek is one of our most popular trip, set among breathtaking high mountain sceneries is situated on the Khumbu Glacier. Getting to know the topography and collecting the most valuable experiences at once is everybody's dream. Observing magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges and colorful Sherpa village contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience of the life time. The trek route to the roof of the world takes you through the high Khumbu mountains from Dudhkoshi Valley to Namchhe and from Tangbochhe Monastery to Khumbu Glacier and the hospitable Sherpas and their tradition, exquisite food and culture which makes every trekker will be going back home with the memories to cherish and enjoy for the rest of the life. Everest Base Camp Trek hike up to Kalapathar (5,455m) for one of the highest point of the trekking, from here one gains a lifetime memory of an implusible panorama views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other majestic of Everest Region.

Global Holidays Adventure offers the widest and most exciting range of trek around the world's highest and largest mountain bases. For all the adventure seekers, Everest Base Camp Trek is the best trekking destination. For almost half a century, Everest Base Camp Trek has been drawing in thousands of trekkers to one of a kind experience on the region. So it provides every visitors, opportunity to behold the never- seen before locations ranging from mountains, glacier, backpacking as well wilderness with inhabitant Nepalese cultures.

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Trekking Type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 5545 M ( Kala Pattar )
Group Size: 01 - 12
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Best Season: Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous
Transport: Fly in - Fly Out

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. O/n at Hotel. BB
  • Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour, O/n at Hotel. BB
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m),3/4 hrs walking, O/n t at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5/6 hrs walking, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 5/6 hrs walking, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), 5/6 hrs walking, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 08: Second acclimatization day, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5/6 hrs walking, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5160m), then return to Gorepahep. 5/6 hrs walking. O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m), 6/7 hrs walking, O/nat Guest House. BLD
  • Day 12: Trek to Namche, 6/7 hrs walking, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla, 6/7 hrs walking, O/n at Guest House. BLD
  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1337m), O/n at Hotel. BB
  • Day 15: Rest day at kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. "Evening "Farewell”. (Or Flight delay in Lukla)
  • Day 16: Final departure to your onward destination.
  • BB= Bed and Breakfast     BLD= Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. ]


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:-


Lukla Flight:-

For Everest region trekking often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form to Lukla. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure will charter a helicopter to ensure your international flight. The Helicopter charter is not included in the tour cost which need to pay by trekkers. One helicopter can carry until 4-5 people from Lukla.


Accommodation and Meal:-

Accommodation in Kathmandu: you will stay at a high standard or equivalent standard hotel, including breakfast, on a sharing basis. During the arrival and departure periods in Kathmandu, you can go for dinners to the best restaurants of the city with the different authentic cuisine.

Accommodation during Trekking: you will stay in the stander mountain lodges as per defined itinerary destination. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag. In most of the lodges, you can enjoy continental, Italian, Tibetan and local cuisines except while crossing the passes. Our day will start with warm wake up tea or coffee and followed by breakfast, lunch and dinner. Upon arrival in the lodges at the end of the day, some tea/coffee with cookies are served. The entire beverages during trekking likewise wine, juices, beer, Coca, mineral water etc is paid by the client her/himself.


Accommodation and Meal:-

Travel Insurance:- While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence traveler have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make that the policy of the insurance company should cover the process of giving you the service of helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of altitude sickness or other accidents during your trip.


Guides and Porters:-

our trip will be led by our experience government silence holder Sherpa guide. Our leaders are selected for their experience in wilderness environments, knowledge of travel in Himalaya, friendliness and approachability, well English speaking, ability to deal any situation during the trip. Regarding the porters they are honest and carry your luggage very carefully to your Heading destination.


Luggage:-

Your Luggage and everything is carried by our porters and possibly Yak at times. Your luggage weight is limited during the flight and trekking and hard-sided luggage is not suitable, so we suggest keep your luggage in soft sailing bag. Ask us for specially designed low-cost kitbags if you do not have one already. You have to bring one small daypack to carry essential items during the day as you will not have access your main luggage until evening.


Your safety:-

Your safety during the trekking is our main priority. Our guides are equipped with radios and emergency satellite phones, extensive medical kit and other necessary equipment. Our leaders are responsible for safety on the trip and will make any changes to the itinerary they will decide according to local condition.

 

Clothing and Equipment:-

While travelling in remote Himalayan Mountains where could be expose bed weather at any time so be prepared for all weathers and temperature. Weather condition in Mountain is unpredictable where it can be changes very quickly.


Weather:-

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best season for the Everest Base camp Trekking. The weather is perfect in this season. The sunny day is outstanding for the clear mountain views.


A Typical Trekking Day:-

After refreshing ourselves, we pack our luggage and proceed for the breakfast. As day sets off, considering the altitude and acclimatization, we walk slowly towards our next destination. The group will be guided and accompanied by our trained government licensed holder guide. Throughout the day, we will take frequent rest breaks to take photographs, treasure the landscape, confront the culture and admire the fascinating mountains and sceneries. A 1 to 2 hour relaxing lunch break is usually taken except when crossing the passes. After the lunch break, we will at least spend 2 to 3 hours more on the trail before reaching the next lodge. Before the dinner, we might enjoy a short walk through the local village, photographing etc. After the dinner, you will be briefed for the next day program by our guide and sleep.


Fitness Level:-

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a moderate trekking suited for all those passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5 to 6 hours in a day. Some days even we need to walk 7 to 8 hours. Walking in high altitude is really difficult so it is more physically demanding then walking in the lower altitude. However if Traveler have excellent health condition and fatness, self-confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trip successfully. We recommended that regularly exercising and jogging for some which is better for trekking. No experience and any technical skill is required for this trip.

Cultural differences:-

For most travellers the mail attraction of the travelling is experience the different culture and festival of the local people. During your EBC trek you will see typical SHerpa Cultural and sometime festivals.

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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. O/n at Hotel,
    You will be welcomed by our staff and transferred to your hotel. We will explain up to about your program in evening. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Day 02: Trek preparation & Kathmandu valley sightseeing, O/n at Hotel.
    After Breakfast you will meet with trekking and tour guide, then you will have Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley including: Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple with our tour guide and evening you will have preparation meeting with Guide . Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m),3/4 hrs walk.
    Early morning transfer to airport for Lukla flight. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! Trek to Phakding with green landscape & view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5/6 hrs walk.
    We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche.
    This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow ascent into thin air. After breakfast you will start the ascent towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Namche Bazar and passes through Syangboche (3720m) – this is where the local airport is located. From a hill top above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367m), Lhotse (8 414m), Peak- 38 and Ama Dablam (6856m). On arrival at Khumjung (3 780m), you could visit the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses - the walk takes about 3 hours. After lunch you will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3 840m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2 hour ascent back to Namche Bazar. This day is physically demanding at times and you should be prepared as the weather is very unpredictable. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest Region, visit the local museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa peoples. You will spend a second night in Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m), 5/6 hrs walk.
    The flat and easy trail leads towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka; from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu; the climb is long, but more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 4/5 hrs walk.
    Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 08: Second acclimatization day.
    This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day – ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche – the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch you should take a well deserved rest, afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 5/6 hrs walk.
    Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m), staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5160m), then return to Gorepahep, 5/6 hrs walk.
    After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After couple of hours we will get at Gorekshep, and continue our journey to Everest Base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be a tiring portion- but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking you will arrive at Base Camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall, where Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4210m), 6/7 walk.
    The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 12: Trek to Namche, 6/7 hrs walk.
    Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla, 6/7 hrs walk.
    The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1337m).
    30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel inclusive of breakfast.
  • Day 15: Rest day at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. "Evening "Farewell”.
  • Day 16: Final departure to your onward destination.
  • BB= Bed and Breakfast     BLD= Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
"So What you are Paying For?"
What you are paying for, we would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience of Nepal Journey.

Cost Include

  • All necessary domestic & international airport transport as per the itinerary.
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members. (Only 15 KG luggage per person is allowed )
  • Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner and a cup of tea or coffee with meal.
  • Available stander lodges, guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide and necessary assistance guide for entire trek.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Transportation for Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
  • KTM-LUKLA-KTM flight cost for guides.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and trekker’s TIMS card.
  • Good quality sleeping baggage during trekking. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • Necessary Oxygen balloons. ( We will caary above 10 Oxygen Balloons )
  • Complementary farewell cultural Nepali dinner on last day of trip.
  • First aid kit.
  • Government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare, Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Lunch, dinner and others expenses in Kathmandu.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Temple and monasteries entry permits fees during Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking.
  • Extra services than the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance and any kind of emergency rescue.
  • Heli charter fees incase of flight delay or postpond or cancellation due to bad weather.
  • Others not mentioned above.

Fixed Departure Dates and cost for 2017

01 March 2017

15 March 2017

Guaranteed Trip

USD $ 1250

08 March 2017

22 March 2017

Guaranteed Trip

USD $ 1250

20 March 2017

04 April 2017

Guaranteed Trip

USD $ 1250

05 April 2017

19 April 2017

Guaranteed Trip

USD $ 1250

25 April 2017

09 April 2017

Guaranteed Trip

USD $ 1250

Note: Departure dates and itinerary arrangemrnts can be customized as your interest and needs, So please contact us by filling this form or by sending mail to info@nepaltraveladventure.com with your inquiries regarding your Everest Base Camp Trek departure date and Itinerary.

Guaranteed:Trip is Guaranteed to Run.
Limited: Only few Persons can join the trip. If there is no space we can run new group.
What type of shape do I need for this Trip ?
Everest Base Camp Trek is a suitable trek for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Everest Base Camp Trekking. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whist on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Will somebody come to pick up me at the Airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel.

Visa info: Entry Visa fees- at present $ 25 for 15 day, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in Trekking ?
In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple hotel to 5* hotel. Its depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer you Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed ( which need to return after the trip) but it is good idea to have your own sleeping baggage always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is sownstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at Tea House. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouses but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for Shower.

Do you use porters/ yaks on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear ?
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What kind of food can I expect in Trekking ?
Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You cal always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be take on the way to distination.

What sort of transportation I use ?
Global Holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure with that in mind where we think you will get more our of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalayas travel and enhance the experience. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pick ups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or Landcruiser. These small light vehicles are more maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this trekking ?

The best season for this trek is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August excepts treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Mt. Kailash.

What is the weather and temperature like in trekking ?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

Can I charge my camera batteries on my Trip ?

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!.

Is there any communication while we are on Trekking ?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in Trekking ?
In Kathmandu you can use your credit/ master card. During the trekking you need cash, you can't use your credit card.

How much additional money do I need per day ?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It's all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be ?
This is a difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Is the water Ok to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter ?
In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Is Global Holidays Adventure's staff insured ?
Our Company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and Porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour ?
  • Valid Passport- must be valid for up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash and Traveler's Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase seperate.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.
Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip ?
A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations ?
Yes there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
What immunizations will I need ?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are covers for * Diphtheria & TB, *Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B * Malaria, * Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We also recommend-

  • A dental Check up prior to Travelling.
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency.

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